Saturday, July 26, 2008

Photo-Hunter: Hanging



"Hanging" 50 feet above the ground with nothing but a rope between me and the solid ground was an exhilarating experience. That's me, doing a gravity-defying stunt at Sarmiento campsite in Tanay. I was never afraid of heights but as the Army guy (our scout master) was putting harness on me, giving me instructions, and the wind was blowing around the tower, I felt my knees tremble a little bit. It was my first rappel and I thought, "What the hell am I doing here?" I was about to change my mind when he gently asked, "Ma'am, are you sure you're not pregnant?"...I forgot my nervousness and almost jumped head first!:D Of course, I was not pregnant---I'm just a woman of...substance (Ha-ha). I remember gobbling a bag of french fries before climbing the tower. It was probably the french fries that gave me the guts and energy to rappel. :D No regrets, I'll do it again in a heartbeat!



that's my friend Gary, showing-off :D


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29 comments:

napaboaniya said...

That looks pretty fun and adventurous!! :) I would love to give that a try given the chance.

Enjoy the weekend!!

Kim said...

How cool are you!! Wow I never would have the guts to jump!Kim

Baker Watson said...

Bring on the mountains and cliffs, lol. You are ready for it now.

Good choice. Being up in the air with just a harness gives one an entirely different appreciation for the word 'hanging'.

bertN said...

You are one tough cookie! I'll probably be able to do it but I need several drinks first LOL.

philos said...

I'd love to do that! Is it expensive? Cool shots!

YTSL said...

Well done! And you've got the photos to prove it too! :)

Pato N Pearl said...

whoa!!! that's high......i don't think i'm brave enough....good shot for the theme.

Pearl - have a good weekend

david mcmahon said...

Well done!

Looks like Gary was head over heels!

kaycee said...

That's so cool! I've done it once before & yeah, i'll do it again if given the chance.
Thanks for sharing =D

Hootin' Anni said...

I was going to say that this looks like a USMC training camp, and after I read --ARMY I now know. Looks a bit scary if you ask me.

Mine's posted, hop on over if you can find time! Have a super weekend.

June said...

I don't think I could have done that even when I was young!

Dragonstar said...

Well done you! Hey, the things people do for a PhotoHunt shot!!!

Carver said...

That looks like fun and you were brave to do it. Happy weekend.

Liz said...

Well done! I hope the fries stayed down!

I think I would like to do that but wouldn't like to take the first step!

genny said...

Thats look fun but scary i guess to the beginners. Happy weekend and hunting too.

Panaderos said...

That was cool! Natawa ako sa "I'm a woman of substance" statement mo. :D Pero kung ako ikaw, inikot ko iyong lubid sa leeg ni Army Guy at binitay ko siya. Hehehe

Nice photos. :)

eastcoastlife said...

Oh my! You're so brave! I'm feeling giddy. Happy weekend.

Suzanne said...

Very very cool. :-)
Great photos.

Pretty Life Online said...

OMG! This is that I want to do too... LOL! Cool catch for today's theme... Mine's up too hope you can drop by... Happy weekend!

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

I am so impressed. I would have been scared to death.

Here's mine . . .

http://3garnetsn2sapphires.blogspot.com/2008/07/photohunt-hanging.html

And I hope you'll come enter in my giveaway that starts on Sunday.

Flo said...

Very cool!!! Yeah, we had to do something similar in the Army, but that was a loooong time ago.

Mine is up over at Flo's Place

♥tnchick♥ said...

Wow, way to go! I bet that was exhilarating and I am sure you had a great feel of accomplishment when you were finished!

mirage2g said...

Whoa! I doubt if I would! I admire your go for everything attitude hehe.

leslie said...

Wow! Well done! I wish I had the guts and the ability to do that.

Wade Huntsinger said...

Now that looks like a lot of fun.

ces said...

bravo! that's you? omgosh! looks fun though:)

Rambling Woods said...

You are brave..Great post..

nutart said...

wow! cool lady!!!...lalung-lalo na kung preggy ka ;-D

My husband would have goaded me to do it and I probably would have shrieked at him on the spot. I guess being used to my "theatrics" (he calls it that) would still have me do the rappel, even if I would probably have to be dragged down.

Ano kaya ang tatanungin ng sundalo sa amin ;-)?

the donG said...

cool cool cool! i'll love to that. challenging but the experience will definitely be memorable.